Found August 24, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
Special Teams?  Who pays attention to special teams except when they fail?  In 2011 the St. Louis Rams failed in every way they could, causing painful losses and insult to injury (Remember the Cardinal loss anyone?).  Josh Brown hit only 75 percent of his field goal attempts, and his longest trickled in at 49 yards.  Kickoffs [...]

Rams still searching for second option at WR

ST. LOUIS The ambitious rookie wants his chance, his drive obvious with each word he speaks. He envisions growing into the St. Louis Rams second wide receiver option behind Danny Amendola, because hes not the type to become settled. Oh, definitely, said Chris Givens, taken 96th overall from Wake Forest. Thats something I think about right now, every day. Im not the type whos going...

Rams reach for Vernon Gholston, the defensive Ryan Leaf

There is a time every year before the NFL season begins when we all wonder what's going on a little more than usual. Sure, we all ponder things like coaches and draft picks - not to mention free agents, but the thing that gets us scratching our collective heads comes later, doesn't it? Yesterday, the Rams gave me yet another chance to reach for the Blanton's as I grumbled...

DE Gholston returns to field for Rams

ST. LOUIS, MO. (AP) Vernon Gholston hopes the lessons learned during a year away from the NFL means a return to the league. The defensive end was on the field Thursday for the first time since Chicago cut him at the end of training camp in 2011. The St. Louis Rams brought him in mostly because of an apparent foot injury to Eugene Sims, who was in a walking boot Wednesday and didn...

Rams' Fisher not afraid to go for it in preseason

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jeff Fisher can afford to gamble a bit in August. Of course, right now he's playing with Monopoly money. The Rams were 2 for 3 on fourth down in Week 2 of the preseason, scoring one touchdown and setting up a second from the 1-yard line in a victory over Kansas City. They're 3 for 6 overall the first two games of the preseason. In September, the Rams will...

Chasing Sam Bradford: Rams ready to explode

Remember Sam Bradford? People in Oklahoma do, but just about everyone else in the NFL has forgotten his name. Let’s see Heisman Trophy Winner, NFL Offensive Rookie of The Year, highly regarded first round draft pick, and hmm….Doesn’t he own the NFL completion record for a Rookie Quarterback? So with all the talk of the [...]

Rams sign Vernon Gholston

Obviously feeling the need for added defensive end depth, the Rams worked out Andre Carter and Vernon Gholston over the past 2 days, signing Gholston today. The Rams have one of the best defensive ends in the league, Chris Long, who had 13 sacks, 12 quarterback hits, and 58 quarterback pressures on 515 pass rush snaps last year, an amazing 16.1% rate. They also have a budding star...

Rams sign DE Vernon Gholston

The St. Louis Rams have signed defensive end Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 draft but so far a bust in the NFL. The Rams announced the signing Wednesday night on their Twitter feed. The team also brought in Andre Carter for a workout. Gholston had no sacks in three seasons with the New York Jets, who tried to convert him to an outside linebacker. He did not...

Dallas' Murray, Rams' Bradford on same field again

DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford were college teammates at Oklahoma who have had some similarities in the NFL. Both had standout rookie seasons, though a year apart. Running back Murray played his first NFL games last season for the Dallas Cowboys, after St. Louis Rams quarterback Bradford's impressive debut as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2010. There were also...

On Sam Bradford, "worst quarterback in the NFL"

Football Outsiders' Vince Verhei, writing for ESPN, rates Sam Bradford as "the worst starting quarterback in the NFL." We love lists, and when ESPN's John Clayton emerges from his hobbity shire to rank the NFL's quarterbacks from Aaron Rodgers to Blaine Gabbert, we scramble through the listings to find out where our guy lands. This year, it's 17th, with...

Fantasy Football 2012: Breaking Down the St. Louis Rams

What can the St. Louis Rams do for you this fantasy season? Check out Athlon Sports' team report as we break down the rookies, veteran players to...

Murray, Bradford on same field again

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford were college teammates at Oklahoma who have had some similarities in the NFL. Both had standout rookies seasons, though a year apart -- running back Murray with the Dallas Cowboys last fall after St. Louis Rams quarterback Bradford's impressive debut as the NFL's offensive rookie of the year in 2010. There were also...
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